Both Infantry

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on August 1, 1759 as Both Infantry Battalion from one company of Alt-Zülow Infantry, 2 companies of Jung-Zülow Infantry and the men fit for duty from Alt-Dömitz Battalion.

In 1760 the regiment was augmented to 8 companies.

During the Seven Years' War, the chef of the regiment was:

  • from August 1, 1759 to January 31,1795 : Colonel (later promoted to lieutenant-general) Hartwig Ulrich von Both

Service during the War

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Uniform Details
Musketeer black tricorne laced white
Grenadier mitre with silver-plated front plate decorated with the ducal arms and trophies of war and a red pompom
Neck stock black
Coat dark blue in Prussian cut lined red
Collar none
Shoulder Straps none
Lapels red with white edging and probably 7 tin buttons
Pockets no information available yet
Cuffs red with white edging and probably 2 tin buttons
Turnbacks red
Waistcoat white
Breeches white
Gaiters black in winter, white in summer
Leather Equipment
Crossbelt white
Waistbelt white
Cartridge Box black
Bayonet Scabbard brown with brass fittings
Scabbard brown
Footgear black shoes


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Keubke, Erna und Klaus-Ulrich; Mumm, Ralf: Das Mecklenburger Militär und seine Uniformen 1701-1918, Schriften zur Geschichte Mecklenburgs, Band 15, Schwerin 2005

Jahrbücher des Vereins für Mecklenburgische Geschichte und Altertumskunde (Mecklenburgische Jahrbücher) 1836-1940

  • Schäfer, Ernst: Mecklenburgs Militärwesen vor und in den Freiheitskriegen: Vortrag, gehalten im Verein für Mecklenburgische Geschichte und Altertumskunde am 21. Oktober 1913, bei der Erinnerungsfeier an die Leipziger Schlacht; Vol. 80 (1915), pp. 97-114


Volker Scholz for the initial version of the article